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WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out

WHERE: all seaward, beachfront properties

WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife Service discourages the use of outdoor lights when not required, in order to protect nesting sea turtles. When on the beach at dark, use red filters on flashlights. Artificial light such as flashlights without filters are prohibited on the beach at night. This includes flashlights on phones as well.



WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle 

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Come and share your stories. 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Storytime

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry and activities that encourage language skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes are designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum. With a focus on developing fine motor skills, each program includes four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. $6 Members/$9 Non-Members. To register visit



WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue.

WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914.


WHAT: Jazz Night

WHERE: The Refuge, IOP

WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts jazz every Thursday night.Traditional swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. Singers & horn players welcome. For info visit



WHAT: Board Game Afternoon (family)

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Come play with our games or bring your own. 843.883.3914.



Third Friday of the Month

WHAT: Homeschool History Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: A special program for home schooling families. These programs feature one of our field trip classes, a chance to go through the Museum, and an activity. Free with paid admission. To register visit



Saturday, Sept. 15

WHAT: Huck Finn School’s Father Son Knife Forging

WHERE: The Island Club on Sullivan’s Island

WHEN: 3, 1.5 hour sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Fathers and sons will work together to forge an oyster knife. Children should be at least 5 years of age. or for info.


WHAT: Apple Crafts (children)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Celebrate fall with colorful apple-themed papercrafts .843.883.3914.



WHAT: Beach Lovers Book Club: “A Man Called Ove” (adult)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Come for a discussion of Fredrick Backman’s “A Man Called Ove.” Light refreshments provided. 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Beyond the Big House Tour

WHERE: Tour starts at the Gaillard Center

WHEN: 1-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Presented by The Slave Dwelling Project, the Charleston Gaillard Center and Historic Charleston Foundation, tours of Charleston historic homes feature the lesser accessed back buildings and work lots. For tickets and info visit


WHAT: Hope Walk

WHERE: Ravenel Bridge

WHEN: 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: 3rd annual event supports Project Unity to provide services to victims displaced by Domestic Violence through crisis intervention, emergency motel placement and food, safety planning and a wide range of other critically important supports to keep them safe and moving forward. Early registration of $25 ending September 7, 2018. At the gate price will be $30 for late registrations. More info visit


Sunday, Sept. 16

WHAT: Lowcountry Dog Adoption

WHERE: Magnolia Gardens

WHEN: 1-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Lowcountry Dog Magazine brings you 16 local rescues and shelters for the largest adoption event in the Lowcountry. Event is FREE but admission is required to enter the gardens. Visit for details.



WHAT: VFW Fish Fry

WHERE: VFW Post 3137 on IOP

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Dinners are $10/plate and feature whiting fish, hush puppies, tator tots, baked beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Drinks available at the bar.


Tuesday, Sept. 18

WHAT: Halsey Talks: Street Art

WHERE: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: discussion on the nature of street art. Using Hitnes and his public murals around the country as a springboard, we will consider how street art functions both inside and outside the art world. For details visit


Thursday, Sept. 20

WHAT: Oral History Project

WHERE: Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

WHEN: 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Video presentation and Q & A with longtime Sullivan’s Island resident Bryan Howell. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by The National Park Service & Battery Gadsden Cultural Center. For information email or call 843.906.0091.


WHAT: Coastal Conservation League at IOP Garden Club

WHERE: IOP Exchange Club

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. program

MORE INFO: First meeting of the season year will host CCL. Its efforts are directed towards legislative work, local planning initiatives, maintaining water quality and increasing land conservation.  With over 4,000 members, it is the States’ top environmental watchdog. All are welcome to attend.


WHAT: 2018 Good Business Summit

WHERE: Charleston Music Hall

WHEN: 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: 6th annual 1-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First spotlighting ideas and workable solutions for building your company with profit and purpose. Business leaders give tools and inspiration to grow, prosper, and give back, while connecting you with like-minded entrepreneurs at breakfast, lunch, and Good Drinks happy hour. Tickets start at $140. Visit to register.



WHAT: Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner

WHERE: 5 Faber St.

WHEN: 7 p.m.

MORE INFO: Halls Signature Events presents a 4-course dinner party of exquisite food paired with four remarkable wines from one of the most renowned wineries in the world, Marchesi Antinori. Plus there’s a red and white to begin the evening from Santa Cristina winery in Cortona, Tuscany. Tickets are $199.95 per person, seating is limited. Call for tickets and info, 800.838.3006.



Friday, Sept. 21

WHAT: IOP Wellness Fair

WHERE: IOP Rec Center

WHEN: 7-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Brought to you by City of IOP, East Cooper Medical Center and HealthLinks Magazine, free cholesterol screenings provided by East Cooper Medical Center. Appointments strongly encouraged but not required. Call 843-884-7031 to make an appointment. Fasting is required twelve hours before blood work. Nothing by mouth except water. Flu shots, T-dap and Pneumonia will be provided by Harris Teeter Pharmacy. Insurance cards must be presented. Admission is free. For more information visit or call 843.886.8294.


Friday, Sept 21-22

WHAT: Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No.3

WHERE: The Gaillard Center

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Juilliard-trained pianist Stewart Goodyear joins the CSO to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Brahams Symphony No. 3, for 2 nights. For tickets and information visit


WHAT: Shakespeare’s The Tempest

WHERE: WHERE: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on 9/21, 2 p.m. on 9/22

MORE INFO: Directed by Paul Rolfes, presented by the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets $20/general admission, $15/seniors may be purchased by calling 843.953.6306 or by emailing


Saturday, Sept. 22

WHAT: Autumn Tree Art (children)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Colorful leaves make for fall fun! 843.883.3914.


Tuesday, Sept.25

WHAT:  POE-etry Writers Group

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN:  10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Gather with fellow poets to share and improve your work.  843.883.3914.



Thursday, Sept. 27

WHAT: Lit After Dark: “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” (adult)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Come for a discussion of “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink.  843.883.3914.



Saturday, Sept. 29

WHAT: Watercolors 101 (teens and adults)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO:  Learn the basics of watercolor painting with local instructor Hannah Heyward. Registration required, space is limited – call 843-883-3914 or email no later than Tuesday, September 25, 2018.


WHAT: Adaptive Surfing

WHERE: Folly Beach County Park

WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

MORE INFO: Pre-registration is required. Adaptive surfing staff from partner organizations Ocean Cure, Adaptive Surf Project, Adaptive Expeditions, and Coastal Adaptive Sports and Recreation will provide instruction and assistance in a controlled environment. Participants must meet guidelines prior to registration, available at For additional questions, call 843.795.4386.


WHAT: Tribute to Louis and Ella

WHERE: Gaillard Center

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Trumpeter/vocalist Byron Stripling and vocalist Carmen Bradford join the CSO for an evening of jazz duets and solos in celebration of American legends Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. For details and tickets visit


WHAT: Butterfly Symposium

WHERE: Middleton Place

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-1p.m.

MORE INFO: Charleston Horticulture Society will host butterfly specialist, entomologist and past director of Cypress Gardens, Dwight Williams. Presentation includes morning coffee and Middleton’s famous buffet lunch following the program. Attendees will also have the chance to win some plants and to tour Middleton that afternoon. Seating is limited. $85 per person ($65 for CHS members). For tickets and info visit



Sunday, Sept. 30

WHAT: Parklands Foundation Sunset Cruise

WHERE: Boarding in Shem Creek

WHEN: Board at 4:30 p.m., cruise 5-7 p.m.

MORE INFO: Cruise aboard the Palmetto Breeze to raise money for The Genesis Project to support swimming instruction at a future pool undergoing construction in Hollywood, SC. $50 ticket includes beer, wine and hors d’oeurves. The event is for ages 21 and up only. Info and tickets available at


Tuesday, Oct. 2

WHAT: Clara Yang, pianist

WHERE: Sottile Theater

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Presented by the College of Charleston’s Department of Music and sponsored by the Remington Master Artist Series. Reception to follow in the Hill Gallery at the Marion and Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St. To RSVP for the reception and for tickets email


Saturday, Oct. 6

WHAT: IOP Connector Run/Walk for the Child

WHERE: start at IOP Fire Station

WHEN: Registration at 6 a.m., race at 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: 26th annual 5k/10k hosted by the IOP Exchange Club benefits local organizations working to prevent child abuse. Cash awards for winners. Afterparty with live music, food and family fun. Register online at



Saturday, Oct. 13

WHAT: Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon

WHERE: Johns Island County Park

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Half marathon and a 5K, spectators are welcome. Registration is $40, and $32 respectively and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11, Walk-up registration on race day from 7 – 8 a.m. Rates increase 20% on race day. Fees include post-race beverages, food and live music. Online registration T-shirts will be given to runners who register prior to Sept. 13. Participants ages 10-15 can register, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Parent/guardian must sign waiver for participants ages 17 and under. To register, visit or call 843.795.4386.



Sunday, Oct. 14

WHAT: Tale of the Fish

WHERE: Wild Dunes Pavilion

WHEN: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy a coastal culinary experience oceanside with lavish dishes provided by Charleston’s own celebrated chef, Ken Vedrinkski and friends. Tickets are $95 (21+ only). For info visit


WHAT: Latin American Festival

WHERE: Wannamaker Park, North Charleston

WHEN: noon-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities. Four time Grammy Award nominees Plena Libre will be headlining, Capoeira Charleston and Buen Aché Dance Group will also perform. Admission is $10, $5 with valid student ID. Visit for schedule and information.




Saturday, Oct. 20

WHAT: VFW Fish Fry

WHERE: VFW Post 3137 on IOP

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Dinners are $10/plate and feature whiting fish, hush puppies, tator tots, baked beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Drinks available at the bar.



Saturday, Nov. 4

WHAT: IOP Marina Festival


WHEN: 1-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Fundraiser benefitting the IOP Exchange Club’s Waterfront Access project.

Country music performers, raffle. More details available soon.

IOP Rec. Calendar

Isle of Palms Recreation Center 843-886-8294 Sand Sculpting Competition Saturday, May 28 9am at Front Beach Isle of Palms Categories for competition include Children (14 & under), Young Adult (15 – 20), Family (1 adult and 1 child), Adult (21 and older). Award categories include Most Creative, Best Architecture and Best in Show. Free. …

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